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Sanitation: AEPB deploys waste bins in FCT, environs


Abuja – The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says it has deployed galvanised waste bins in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and environs.

Mr Samuel Musa, AEPB’s Assistant Head, Public Relations, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that the deployment of the waste bins was to promote environmental sanitation.

“We have the galvanised rolling bins, that’s the bigger one.

“That one is located in more communal areas where we have markets, schools and a large population and where you have bus-stops too.

“We have some in locations like Nyanya and we have some along Karu, Jikwoyi road; we have some again in Karu site and we go round to service them.

“They are called roll-roll bin because you roll down and you roll up.

“When you roll down its empty, it is expected the residents within the area would dump their waste inside, and then we come to take it to the appropriate dump sites.’’

According to him, the provision of the bins will reduce environmental pollution and promote the health of people in the area.

“There are people who do not make use of waste facilities. Unfortunately, many people do not even consider the consequences of their actions.

“When rubbish is thrown on the ground it can harm animals in the area.

“Using waste bins is not even quite enough but getting waste in the right bin is more important.

“Anybody caught dumping waste outside the waste bins must not go free, I believe that that will keep our environment clean and healthy.’’

Musa urged residents of the territory to put the bins to good use.

On street begging, he said the board was committed to ensuring that beggars caught in the territory were prosecuted.

He stated that the board is working with the FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS) to ensure effective enforcement of the law prohibiting street begging.

“Those people that carry sick people around the city centres begging for money should please desist from such acts because the board and the SDS are ready to prosecute such offenders.

“It is illegal to beg around the city centre. We have been warning them; they should not be encouraged to go on the street begging.

“They should look for something reasonable to do. We will not let them go free, if they are caught.

“I believe a word is enough for the wise.’’ (NAN)

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